Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A BUSY YEAR END/BEGINNING @ GERMANO’S TRATTORIA CABARET

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The Apple Scruffs: The Beatles "Unplugged"

WHEN:  Dec 29, 2012, at 8:00  PM
WHERE:
Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $10 cover

With a dedication to accurately reproducing the music of The Beatles, The Apple Scruffs perform shows that allow audiences to re-discover the fab four's repertoire all over again. As a quintet, they are able to reproduce songs from The Beatles' later "Studio Years" such as "Strawberry Fields" "I Am the Walrus" and the entire Abbey Road album to name a few. No costumes, no wigs, just the music that changed the world.

Playing two sets of Beatle classics, covering every era of their incredibly varied songbook, The Apple Scruffs will perform their "Unplugged" show at Germano's Cabaret. A charming intimate venue coupled with a tailored set of music that will make you feel that "maybe this is what it would have been like to sit in the studio with The Beatles."


The Cradle Company Winter Showcase

WHEN: Jan 4, 2013, at 7:30 PM

Join the talented members of this delightful Shakespearean troupe as they perform classic —mostly comedic—scenes and songs.


Colin Adams-Toomey2012-2013 Bravo Lyric Opera Cabaret Series: Introducing Colin Adams-Toomey

WHEN: Jan 5, 2013, at 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $10 cover is a donation to the Opera Education Fund of the Lyric Opera House.

Maestro James Harp directs this region's finest opera performers in this marvelous cabaret series presented by The Lyric Opera House. Shows are the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy "Opera a la Carte." Tonight's cabaret features Colin Adams-Toomey, Baritone.

 


Lenny Marcus Trio Debuts at the Cabaret

WHEN: Jan 11, 2013, at 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $20 cover

Lenny Marcus is a highly trained jazz pianist who also plays flute and adds vocals. His compositions are refreshing and uplifting, and he has been compared to Vince Guaraldi, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Mose Allison-type vocal style, Ray Bryant, and many others.

Lenny's latest CD Sun Ray: a Tribute to Ray Bryant is #4 on the jazz radio charts and his arrangements from Jazz of Beethoven CD will be a part of his program at Germano’s!

 


Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet

WHEN: Jan 12, 2013, at 7:30 PM
ADMISSION:
$20 cover

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet puts their sublime signature on the group jazz vocal genre. Backed by a hot jazz band, the four harmonizing singers swing the classics from the Great American Songbook and big band jazz treasure chest, and treat their audiences to fresh new music and lyrics from their own original songbook, too!

Ginny Carr (vocal alto)
Andre Enceneat (bass vocal)
Holly Shockey (soprano vocal)
Robert McBride (tenor vocal)
Frank Russo (drums)
Alan Blackman (piano)
Max Murray (bass)

Visit www.uptownvocaljazzquartet.com to sample the group's fabulous music.


Julia Child Meets Lidia Bastianich

WHEN: Jan 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM
ADMISSION:
The cost of dinner and the performance is $39, excluding liquor, tax and gratuity. Seating is limited for this exclusive event.

    Jennifer BladesBaltimore favorite, mezzo-soprano and master cabaret artist Jennifer Blades (top left) reprises her role as Julia Child in Lee Hoiby's operatic monologue, "Bon Appétit" as part of an exciting event at Germano's. The performances and menu for the evening were inspired by the 1993 PBS special, "Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs," in which Julia Child showcases Lidia cooking pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage and risotto with porcini mushrooms in her home. In addition to the delicious dinner and opera, Jennifer will portray Julia to  Alessandra Fabianinewcomer Alessandra Fabiani's Lidia (bottom left) in a theatrical piece about the camaraderie of the two renowned chefs.

Popular TV chef and author Julia Child would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year. With a goal of adapting sophisticated French cuisine for mainstream Americans, she collaborated on a two-volume cookbook called "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", which was considered groundbreaking and has since become a standard guide for the culinary community. She also became a television icon with her popular cooking shows such as "The French Chef". Julia Child was also the inspiration behind the 2009 film "Julie & Julia."

Lidia Bastianich is one of the best- loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Her cookbooks include "Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy" and "Lidia's Italy." both companion books to the Emmy-nominated television series, ¨Lidia's Italy," as well as "Lidia's Family Table," "Lidia's Italian- American Kitchen," "Lidia's Italian Table" and "La Cucina di Lidia." Lidia is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants—Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto (recently awarded four stars by the New York Times), as well as Lidia's in Pittsburgh and Kansas City. She is also founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high-quality broadcast productions including "Lidia's Italy." Along with her son, Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali and Oscar Farinetti, the team opened Eataly on August 31, 2010, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in New York City. As Dean of La Scuola at Eataly, Lidia is responsible for the culinary curriculum for the food and wine courses, demonstrations and lectures from renowned chefs as well as the best food and wine producers in the world

CELEBRATE KWANZAA @ AN DIE MUSIK THIS WEEKEND

 

An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street, Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
410.385.2638

Buy tickets online through InstantSeats.
To buy via phone,
please call
410.385.2638

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Warren Wolf and Christian McBride & Friends

Get your tickets now to celebrate Kwanzaa with Warren Wolf and Christian McBride & Friends.  Act fast— they have only 75 seats per show. Don't miss the opportunity to see these world class artists up close in our cozy venue!

Concert tickets make great gifts, particularly when combined with dinner with one of our restaurant discount partners.  Please visit our web site www.andiemusiklive.com for more concert details, parking and restaurant discount voucher info.

You may purchase tickets at InstantSeats or by calling  410-385-2638.


Celebrate Kwanzaa with Warren Wolf and Christian McBride & Friends

WHEN: Friday, December 28, 8 & 9:30 PM & Saturday, December 29, 8 & 9:30 PM
WHERE: An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore
TICKETS:
$25/$10 students (current full-time student with valid ID)

  • Warren Wolf, vibes/marimba
  • Allyn Johnson, piano
  • Billy Williams, drums
  • SPECIAL GUEST Christian McBride, bass

Returning for the third year to present this very special event!

Bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe, considering this man is not yet 40.  His new CD, “The Good Feeling: The Christian McBride Big Band” is a 2012 Grammy Winner!

Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist who lives in Baltimore. He has recorded two CDs as leader.

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005—Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011—Baltimore City Paper

DISCOUNT PARKING
Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.

RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS
An die Musik has partnered with the following restaurants to offer discounts on the days you attend An die Musik LIVE! concerts. Please contact the restaurants directly for reservations. Pick up your discount voucher at An die Musik to present at restaurant. Voucher must be presented at time of meal purchase.

  • Banthai (Thai)
    340 N. Charles St.
    (410) 727-7971
    20% off total bill
    (closed Sundays)
  • Cazbar (Mediterranean)
    316 N. Charles St.
    (410) 528-1222
    20% off total bill
  • Lumbini (Nepalese and Indian)
    322 N. Charles St.
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    (410) 244-5556
    10% off the entire dinner
  • Maisy's (Baltimorecentric)
    313 N. Charles St.
    (443) 220-0150
    10% off total bill
  • Sascha's 527 Cafe (American)
    527 N. Charles St.
    (410) 539-8880
    10% off total bill
    (closed Sundays)
  • Sotto Sopra (Italian)
    405 N. Charles St.
    (410) 625-0534
    20% off total bill, except Opera Nights
  • Tugs Restaurant (American)
    (at the Tremont Plaza Hotel)
    222 St. Paul Place
    (410) 244-7300
    10% off total bill
  • Zhongshan Restaurant (Chinese)
    323 Park Avenue
    (410) 223-1881
    10% off total bill

Monday, December 24, 2012

SPOTLIGHTERS CELEBRATES 51st YEAR WITH A BALTIMORE PREMIERE

Agnes of God

ROSE’S DILEMMA
By Neil Simon
Directed by Roy Hammond

WHEN: January 11 - February 10, 2013 (Fri & Sat – 8 PM / Sun – 2 PM)
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore

TICKETS:
Adults $20, Seniors (60+) $18, Military & Students $16
Ten Spot Thursday: ALL Tickets $10 - Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 – 8 PM
Talk Back with Cast, Director & Playwrights: Sunday, January 27, 2013, immediately following performance

In her beach house in the Hamptons, celebrated writer Rose Stern stands at a crossroads: she hasn't written anything in years, and money is getting short. Her former lover, literary lion Walsh McLaren, offers her—from beyond the grave—an opportunity to regain her celebrity and gross millions. It's not going to be easy, and a "ghost" writer is required, setting in motion another touching and unpredictable romantic theatrical comedy by America's premier Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Neil Simon, inspired by the true-life romance between Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett.

CAST:
Brenda R. Crooks as Arlene
Joan Crooks as Rose Steiner
Denis L. Latkowski as Walsh McLaren
Steven Shriner as Gavin Clancy

PRODUCTION CREW:
Director - Roy Hammond
Stage Manager - Linda Sellner
Set Design - Roy Hammond
Lighting Design - Fuzz Roark

Sunday, December 23, 2012

B.I.G. HOLDS CLASSES EVERYWHERE IN JANUARY

Classes Everywhere from BIG! You are More than Welcome!

To close up 2012, B.I.G. has a beautiful collection of last second gifts for you and the fun loving folks in your life. BIG is offering all levels of classes, a Teen Class and Workshops for Kids all wrapped around the 3rd Run of BIG's Critically Acclaimed Improvised Full Length Play, Unscripted. If you have questions, contact mikeharris@bigimprov.org. Sign up now, spaces are filling up quickly.

INTRO CLASSES  (No prerequisites)

  • Tuesdays w/Megan Wills | 7-9 PM | Creative Alliance | Jan 8-Feb 19
  • Mondays w/ Dave LaSalle | 7-9 PM | Bolton St. Synagogue | Jan 14-Feb 25
  • If you want to get a free sample of what the Intro Class will be, we are offering a FREE Intro Workshop on Saturday Jan 5, at Mobtown Theater from 10 PM-1 PM. No charge, but you must pre-register at mikeharris@bigimprov.org

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES (Prerequisite: Intro to Improv)

ADVANCED CLASS (Prerequisite: Both Intermediate Classes)

TEENS CLASS (No prerequisites)

KIDS WORKSHOPS (No prerequisites)

  • Saturday January 26 | Mobtown Theater | Bridget Cavaiola
  • Ages 7-9 from 10-11:30 AM | Ages 10-12 from 11:30 AM-1 PM

SPOTLIGHTERS TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR MUSICAL PLAY

AUDITION NOTICE:MAME

THE LAST 5 YEARS
By Jason Patrick Brown
Director: Fuzz Roark
Musical Director: Kevin Roland
Stage Manager: Jesse Doggett

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 12, 11 AM – 3 PM; Sunday, Jan 13, 6 PM –9 PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore


No appointments, first come first heard.
Please arrive no less 30 minutes before end of auditions to allow time
for full audition.

Performance Dates:
Mar 1 - Mar 24, 2013, Fri, Sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 PM, and one Thur, Mar 7, at 8 PM

AUDITION PREPARATION

  • Prepare 18- 24 bars of up-tempo music from a Broadway show, in the style of Rent, Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, etc., and 18-24 bars of a Modern Broadway Ballad.
  • DO NOT PREPARE ANY MUSIC FROM THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
  • Bring sheet music in your key. No a capella auditions.
  • Be prepared for cold readings from script, no prepared monologues please.
  • Please bring your calendars, conflicts will be requested.
  • Headshot and Resume appreciated.
  • Rehearsals will begin Jan 22, 2013. Typical schedule will be Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thur – 7 PM – 10 PM

NOTICE:
This show will be double cast; we will cast two Jamies and two Cathys. Everyone will perform 6 of the 12 shows, and will be paired with both other partners—that is, if cast as Jamie, you will perform opposite one Cathy in 3 performances, and opposite the other Cathy in the other 3 performances, and similarly for Cathys. (We will determine performance schedules later in the process.) Also, contrary to standard settings of the show, we will often have all actors on stage at the same time, even when they are not singing. This means that actors will have to act silently for minutes at a stretch, reacting to the character with the solo. We will be looking for this during auditions. The actors must have stamina and presence. There is no choreography, but the actors must have poise on stage, an understanding of movement, and be able to hit their marks.

List of characters (ages are not physical age but what can be portrayed)

  • Jamie - male, 25-30 y/o; Vocal Range: Strong Tenor - A2 to Bb4
    A Jewish novelist from upper-middle-class suburban New York. Smart, complicated; neither macho nor nerdy but a cocky romantic.
    Musically, James Taylor meets Elvis Costello meets Stephen Sondheim meets Steely Dan.
  • Catherine - female, 25-30 y/o; Vocal Range: Mezzo/Belter - F3 to D#5
    An Irish-Catholic actress from a hard-luck shore town in eastern Virginia.
    Smart but insecure; fiercely loyal and ardently committed but distrustful of her talent and her beauty.
    Musically, Sheryl Crow meets Joan Baez meets Kelly Clarkson.

NON-Paid / NON-Union

WORLD’S LONGEST-RUNNING PLAY COMES TO AMERICA’S OLDEST CONTINUOUS LITTLE THEATRE!

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By Agatha Christie
Directed by Eric C. Stein

WHEN: January 4-February 3, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
WHERE:
Vagabond Theatre, 806 S Broadway, Baltimore (Fells Point)
TICKETS: $18 ($17 online); $22 ($21 online) for musicals, with discounts for seniors, students, active duty military, and groups.
Telephone reservations are no longer accepted by the Vagabonds. We will attempt to return calls left on the Theatre voice mail during box office hours, to get your payment information (credit cards are accepted). Remember, the box office is open only on performance dates. While tickets are usually available for most performances, if we cannot reach you, or you do not wish to secure your tickets with a credit card, we cannot hold tickets when paying customers are waiting. Tickets remain on sale on line right up to curtain time.
If you wish confirmed reservations, please
purchase them on line

DSC_3597The Vagabond Players begins the New Year with a fearsome rendition of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. The world's longest running show, 60 years, comes to America's Oldest Continuous Little Theatre in its 97th season.

Eight people are snowed-in at a remote guesthouse when murder sets the mystery in motion.  The truth is bent by silence and lies; a trail of clues keeps you guessing to the end. Right: Mollie Ralston (Ann Turiano) turns on her husband Giles (Eric C. Stein)

The talented cast, Ann Turiano, Brian Kehoe, Nona Porter, Eric C. Stein, Brian Douglas, April Rejman, Richard McGraw, and Adam Bloedorn deftly craft characters to delight and disarm.

Photo credits: (photography by Tom Lauer)

ATTACK OF THE TEAPOTS @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

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100 Teapots VI

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to present 100 Teapots VI, juried by Jeff Oestreich.

WHEN: January 12 through February 23, 2013 with an opening reception on Saturday, January 12, from 6 to 8 PM.
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION:  free and open to the public.

When asked about the subject of the teapot, Jeff Oestrich said, "I think of the teapot as the soufflé of pottery shapes. It requires a knowledge of materials, technique, patience and trust. The kiln is opened, the teapot takes a bow and demands attention, or lowers it's head on the way to the dumpster. Why, when teabags have been in use since 1904, do we keep coming back to this form? It challenges all our senses and as with the soufflé it is comprised of basic ingredients all dressed up, intended for an occasion, and wanting an applause. After 45 years of everything that can go wrong with a teapot from stuck lids to spouts that don't pour, I keep returning to this idea as there is no other form that can humble and excite at the same time."

Selected artists:

Deborah Allen-Hamalainen (NJ), Elka Adamowicz (MD), Marion Angelica (MN), Marilyn Andrews (MA), Anne Bowen (MD), Angel Brame (MO), Rene Barkett (NY), D.Hayne Bayless (CT), Eileen Greene Braun (GA), Gary Beaumont (IL), HP Bloomer IV (CO), Margaret Barber (AL), Nicholas Bernard (AZ), David Cuzick (CA), Jim Connell (SC), Randy Carlson (IL), Susan Calafrancesco (TX), Chris Drubnock (PA), Dana Leher Danze (VA), Denise Woodward Detrich (SC), Debra Oliva (MI), Erhsun Nixon Khoo (IL), Beverly Fetterman (TX), Barbara Frey (TX), Delores Fortuna (IL), Verne Funk (TX), Darin Gehrke (NY), Jenny Grawronski (CO), Jim Geletka (MD), Andrea Dee Harris (MD), Roy Hanscom (TX), Michael Hill (SD), Matthew Hyleck (MD), Steve Hilton (TX), Tom Hubert (PA), Shikha Joshi (TX), Elizabeth Kendall (VA), Elizabeth Keller (SC), Martin Karcher (DC), Brenda Llewellyn (VA), Louis Reilly (UT), Robert Lawarre III (FL), Dan Molyneux (MA), Matthew Mitros (GA), Megan Mitchell (MT), Una Mjurka (CA), Make Nishimori (NY), Ted Neal (IN), Mary O'Malley (NY), Laura Peery (MD), Mike Poness (MD), Vijay Paniker (IL), Danna Eve Rzecznik (PA), Geryn Roche (TX), Jack Rotar (OH), Meryl Ruth (ME), Gayle Singer (OK), Jose Sierra (AZ), Katie Susko (IL), Marsha Slater (VA), Walter Slowinski (VT), Yael Shomroni (MO), Gerbi Tsesarskaia (FL), Julia Timm (MN), Judi Tavill (NJ), Heather Wang (MN), Tom White (MA), Tripti Yoganathan (GA), Caleb Zouhary (TX), Rebecca Zweibel (VA)

In the Solo Gallery: JEFF OESTREICH, AT YOUR SERVICE. Featuring soda fired working class pots, designed for use in the home, that come to life in service.

In the Community Arts Gallery:COMMUNITY STUDIOS IN BALTIMORE CITY. Showcasing artwork created by participants of our signature Clay for All! satellite programming with senior adults, youth and families.

Images: (left to right) Jim Connell, Barbara Frey, Dana Lehrer Danze, Verne Funk

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another. This organization offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community. Hours are 10AM - 5PM, Monday through Saturday. For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410.578.1919 or visit www.baltimoreclayworks.org

Thursday, December 20, 2012

5 TOP REASONS TO VISIT THE BMA THIS HOLIDAY

 

Visit the BMA

Swing by with Friends + Family

TOP 5 REASONS

1. It’s Free! Totally free...until you’re tempted by all the cool stuff in the Holiday Shop.

2. The newly reopened Contemporary Wing is way more fun than taking down your holiday decorations.

3. Free Family Sundays activities + contemporary artworks that can be touched, walked on, or sat on = hours of entertainment for kids.

4. Impress everyone with interesting tidbits about contemporary art you got from BMA Go Mobile on your smartphone.

5. You could use an art break in your life. Who doesn’t?
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The Baltimore Museum of Art · 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD · 21218 · Open Wed-Sun · 443.573.1700

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

EVERYMAN THEATRE SETS GRAND OPENING WEEKEND TO INAUGURATE THEIR NEW THEATER!

The Grand Opening Weekend

You're Invited to Make History

Three Ways to Celebrate

Our Inaugural Production

Be among the first to experience the new home of Everyman Theatre at any or all of their Grand Opening events.

Each event will take place at 315 W. Fayette Street and will feature performances of their inaugural production—the Baltimore premiere of the 2008 Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County.

Hailed by the New York Times as "flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play in years," Tracy Letts' hilarious and insightful comic-tragedy features an all-star cast of favorite Everyman Resident Company Members you cannot miss.

 

RSVP Today

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CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GRAND OPENING WEEKEND (Links on graphics will not work)

WHEN: January 18-20, 2013
WHERE: EVERYMAN THEATRE,
315 Fayette St., Baltimore

Box Office 410.752.2208
E-mail boxoffice@everymantheatre.org
www.everymantheatre.org

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FINISH 2012 WITH 3 NIGHTS OF IMPROV

 

BIG's SEASONAL SUITE this Weekend!

BIG Finishes the 2012 Run with Three Nights of Shows at Fells Point Corner Theater!

BIG is finishing the 2012 portion of their Season with a Triple Play, featuring all of BIG's troupes as well as local independent troupes: Doomhilda and Girls Night Out. All the glory of Baltimore Improv for you this December.

WHEN: Friday & Saturday Shows at 8 PM. Sunday Night at 7 PM.

WHERE: Fells Point Corner Theater, 251 South Ann Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Click on above dates to purchase tickets

HAVE FUN & LEARN SOMETHING NEW @ SCHOOL 33’S ART CLASSES

CELEBRATE SPOTLIGHTERS’ 51ST SEASON WITH “MAME”

Agnes of God

MAME!
Book by Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee
Music & lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Allan Herlinger
Musical direction by Michael Tan
Choreography by Jillian Bauersfeld

WHEN: November 23 - December 23, Friday & Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults $20, Seniors (60+) $18, Military & Students $16

The musical revolves around the antics of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flare for life and a razor sharp wit. Her life is suddenly changed when she becomes the guardian of her late brother's only child, Patrick Dennis.

Her adventures take us from the speak-easies of the roaring 20's to the depression following the great Stock Market crash. She is rescued by a wealthy Southern plantation owner, marries and is widowed suddenly, and through it all, manages to keep things under control.

With some help from her dearest friend, Vera Charles, she helps keep things at 3 Beekman Place a rousing free-for-all!

CAST
Michele Guyton as Mame Dennis
Eleni Densmore as Vera Charles
Austin Brannan as Young Patrick
Allie Dreskin as Agnes Gooch
Leonard Gilbert as Lindsey Woolsey
Greg Guyton as Beauregarde Burnside
Patrick Long as Ito
Lucas Blake, Norma Gomez, Barbara Pinker, Larry Pinker, Sara Ritmiller, James Ruth, Lisa Sharpe, Angela Taylor, and Vince Vuono.

EVENTS @ PEABODY DEC. 10-16

Events at PeabodyThere will be a free Piano Ensemble concert by Tian Lu and Yury Shadrin on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7:00 pm in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. On the program are works by Mozart, Schubert, Albéniz, and Ravel. At a second free concert on Friday, Dec. 14, at 4:00 pm in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, other pairs of students will perform works for two pianos, and piano, four-hands, by Mozart, Weber, Schubert, Schumann, Dvořák, Fauré, Rachmaninoff, Copland, and Gorelashvili.

The Conservatory's end-of-semester chamber music concerts continue on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 2:30 and 5:00 pm, and on Friday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 pm. The concerts, in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, are free and open to the public.

Gary Thomas will direct the Peabody Improvisation & Multimedia Ensemble on Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 pm, in Peabody's East Hall. Alan Ferber will guest conduct his own compositions and arrangements, including Angel's Landing, The Compass, and JigSaw. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

The Peabody Jazz Orchestra, directed by Michael Formanek, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a concert of Thelonious Monk's big band music on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 pm in East Hall. Let's Cool One, Monk's Point, Reflections, Trinkle Tinkle, and other works will be performed. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

On Saturday, Dec, 15, at 3:00 pm, the Preparatory Wind Orchestra, the Preparatory Wind Band, and the Preparatory Concert Band will give a free concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Conducting the ensembles will be Elijah Wirth, Karen Seward, and Danielle Schmitt.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, clarinetist Joel Weszka, cellist Frances Borowsky, and pianist Michael Delfin will perform Wilhelm Berger's Trio for clarinet, cello and piano; violinists Shyang Puri and Szu-Yun Chiu, violist Yang Guo, and cellist Lavena Johanson will perform Robert Schumann's String Quartet No. 1; and trumpeters Emily Korth and Austin Boyer, hornist Elizabeth Fryer, trombonist Frances Yu, and tubist Samuel Ambrose will perform Anthony Plog's Four Sketches for Brass Quintet.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 12 recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

 

Upcoming concerts
  • The Preparatory's Performance Academy Festival Orchestra, coordinated by Christian Tremblay, will perform on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2:00 pm in the Sculpture Court at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.
  • The winners of the Preparatory's Winter Honors Competition will give a free recital on Sunday, Jan. 27, 3:00 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Violinists Victor Danchenko and Soovin Kim will perform with pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Events@Peabody will resume in January. Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

MODEL NEEDED FOR BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK 2013 COVER

For more info visit the event site: www.baltimore-fashionweek.com

There is no height or size requirement with this search. 

DESIGNERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN 6TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK

SEND QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO:
designerinfo@baltimore-fashionweek.com

AUDITIONS HELD FOR ORIGINAL MUSICAL MAKING ITS BALTIMORE PREMIERE AT STRAND THEATER

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AUDITION NOTICE:

Stillpointe Theatre Initiative AND The Strand Theater present this BALTIMORE PREMIERE of the musical

THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
Written by Kirsten Childs
Directed by Ryan Michael Haase
Musical Direction by Stacey Antoine
Choreography By Amanda J. Rife
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, 7-9 PM; Callbacks will be held Sunday, December 23, 4-7 PM

WHERE: Strand Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

THE STORY
What's a black girl from sunny Southern California to do? White people are blowing up black girls in Birmingham churches. Black people are shouting "Black is beautiful" while straightening their hair and coveting light skin. Viveca Stanton's answer: Slap on a bubbly smile and be as white as you can be! In a humorous and pointed coming-of-age story spanning the sixties through the nineties, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism and Broadway showbiz until she's forced to face the devastating effect self-denial has had on her life.

THE CAST: 5 men, 6 women; (doubling, Diverse, AND flexible casting)

WHAT TO PREPARE?
Please bring a head shot and resume and prepare 16 Bars of an UP-TEMPO, CONTEMPORARY, piece of Musical Theatre.

ALL AUDITIONS/TIMES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

SHOW DATES: FEBRUARY 7-23; rehearsals beginning AFTER Christmas

QUESTIONS?
Feel free to e-mail
stillpointeti@gmail.com for questions or concerns about the audition dates AND times.

* THIS MUSICAL, WILL BE A BALTIMORE PREMIERE, AND THE WRITER HAS ALREADY HEARD WORD OF STRAND’S PRODUCING IT. THEY HOPE TO PROVIDE AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL INVOLVED.

COMIC ROMP TAKES NO PRISONERS @ STRAND THEATER

WHAT A GIRL WANTS
Written and directed by Deletta Gillespie

WHEN: December 6-22 (see below for performance times)
WHERE:
Strand Theater, 1823 N. Charles St., Baltimore
TICKETS: Adult: $20; Senior(over 65): $15;
Student(with ID): $10
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Start with six women responsible for preparing a charity clothing sale and fashion show. Add copious amounts of coffee, wine, arguments, gossip, a copy of Playstud magazine and an eight-hour deadline, and you have the recipe for a comic romp through the minds and lives of women who have lived enough to know exactly what they want out of life...or...not. Playwright, performing artist and educator Deletta Gillespie directs her own take-no-prisoners show.

Cast: Cheri George, Quiera Monet, Peg Nichols, Erica Poe, Signe Renn, Lisa F. Scott, Renee Timms, with Monica Clory understudying the role of Patience, played by Erica Poe.

Performances:
Saturday, December 8, 8 PM
Wednesday, December 12, 8 PM
(School Night - $3 Admission for Teachers and Students with valid IDs)
Thursday, December 13, 8 PM
Friday, December 14, 8 PM
Saturday, December 15, 8 PM
Thursday, December 20, 8 PM
Friday, December 21, 8 PM
Saturday, December 22, 8 PM

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Deletta
Gillespie considers herself an artist who creates work around historically and socially relevant issues, and admits that age discrimination fueled her determination to write What a Girl Wants. She noticed that she had stopped getting juicy parts in shows and was constantly being cast in the chorus or in other supporting roles. When she inquired, she was told that it was because of her age. “At that moment I realized that I had to take my creative life into my own hands. If I was going to be onstage I would now have to create work for myself, and for other women who had also ‘aged out’ of leading lady or interesting character parts.”

Gillespie is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a graduate of the Towson University MFA Theatre program. Currently she is a Lecturer in the Theatre Arts Department at Morgan State University, and has just recorded her first CD entitled Triumph—which features music with inspirational messages from many genres of music—all flavored with a sprinkling of jazz.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2 DATES ADDED FOR DEMO & CLASS @ CORRADETTI GLASSBLOWING STUDIO

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FIRST FRIDAY GLASSBLOWING DEMOS

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 6-9 PM
WHERE:
Corradetti Glass Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore
Click here for directions

Enjoy the show while you shop local this year for your holiday gifts. Watch fiery glassblowing demonstrations by Anthony & his team. Come see all the new giftware we've been making, all for sale in our gallery.
Have a glass of wine or stop next door for a signature Woodberry Kitchen cocktail to enjoy here. Other studios in Clipper Mill will be open for First Friday as well.

It's Baltimore's hottest place to be this Friday!


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ORNAMENT GLASSBLOWING SESSIONS FOR ALL

One last ornament mini-workshop date just added!

WHEN: Sunday, December 16

While it's great for us that all of these sessions sell out, it's not so great for those that haven't been yet. If you haven't gotten the chance to attend our ornament making sessions we've added one final date & would love to see you here! Step up to the glowing furnaces and experience the fun of blowing glass for yourself. Must register online to attend.

Click here for event descriptions & registration

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

BSA STUDENTS PERFORM HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE THIS SEASON!

41st Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument and
Chamber Music Concert
WHEN: Thursday, December, 5 PM
WHERE:
BSA's Straus Recital Hall
ADMISSION: Free

Then stay in the neighborhood for the festivities and see our Chamber Choir perform on the Mt. Vernon stage!

They'll be previewing their appearance on WBAL at 7:10 AM with Ava Marie—Tune in!

Winter Exhibition
WHEN: Friday, December 7, opens with a reception from 4-6 PM
WHERE: Segal Gallery
ADMISSION: Free

Show runs through February 15.

You can also see the work of three of our artists at theReginald F. Lewis Museum's High School Show in January.

BSA's 2013 Calendar and other merchandise will be on sale!

BSA dancers perform
excerpts from The Nutcracker
WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 11 AM, family matinees
WHERE: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

www.bsomusic.org
 

BSA actors will "warm up the curtains" before by singing seasonal tunes to get audiences in the holiday spirit before
Bus Stop
WHEN: Friday & Tuesday, December 7 & 11, 7:15 PM
WHERE:
Centerstage

www.centerstage.org

OPERA SCENES
Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Menotti and other favorites are on the program WHEN:Wednesday, December 12, 5 PM 
WHERE: Schaefer Ballroom

www.bsfa.org

BSA's 2013 Calendar and other merchandise will be on sale!

Donald Hicken reads
A Child's Christmas in Wales 
Donald is joined by faculty and friends for a holiday sing-a-long!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, Show at 7:30 PM, doors open at 6 PM for dinner.
WHERE:
Germano's Cabaret, 300 S. High St., Baltimore
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Choral & Orchestra Concert
featuring Mozart's Requiem
WHEN: Thursday, December 20, 5 PM
WHERE:
 
Schaefer Ballroom

www.bsfa.org

And last but not least...

The Nutcracker
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, December 21 & 22, 2:00 & 7:30 PM  
WHERE:
This year's production will be at The Modell Lyric with the BSO!
TICKETS:
  $33-$63
410.547.7328
www.ticketmaster.com

BSA's 2013 Calendar and other merchandise will be on sale

BSA’s the talk of the town!

Look for BSA on television on:

  • WBAL - December 17 with Ava Marie beginning at 5:45 AM
  • WMAR - December 19 with Sherrie Johnson Beginning at 4:30 AM
  • WBFF - December 20 with Emily Gracey beginning at 6:10 AM

Follow BSA students' blog about The Nutcracker, produced in conjunction with the BSO: http://frontandcenterbso.tumblr.com

Watch the dancing telegram BSA sent Baltimore's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: Telegram Link

Visit their website, www.bsfa.org, and like them on Facebook for updates and information!

Monday, December 3, 2012

GERMANO’S CABARET PLANS BUSY WEEKEND DECEMBER 6-9

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An Evening with Gene Bertoncini — Solo Guitar   

WHEN: Dec 6, at 7:30 PM
WHERE:
Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $20 cover, $20 food/drink minimum.

Renowned guitarist, Gene Bertoncini, acclaimed as the "Segovia of Jazz", has performed with jazz greats, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Hubert Laws and others and vocalists, Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson and Edye Gormé.

"Betoncini is an affecting, highly original guitarist who easily moves back and forth between classical and jazz guitar." —The New Yorker


Mary Grace Mazzulli and Mary DeLacy Kidwell present

A Very “Mary” Evening   

WHEN: Dec 7, at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore

ADMISSION: $10 cover. $20 food/drink minimum

Sopranos Mary Grace Mazzulli and Mary DeLacy Kidwell bring you the sounds of Broadway and the sounds of the season.

The sister duo will be accompanied on piano by Lou Smith, a graduate of the Maryland School for the Blind. Join us for an evening of musical favorites.


Kimberly Christie, Soprano, and Jason Buckwalter, Baritone, in

Baby, It's Cold Outside

WHEN: Dec 8, at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION:
$10 cover. $20 food/drink minimum

Start your holidays out right with an evening of wintertime favorites. Soprano Kimberly Christie and baritone Jason Buckwalter, both known for their comic skills and vibrant energy, greet the season of joy with merriment and hilarity.


Movies, Musicals and Mistletoe: A Holiday Cabaret with Kevin James Logan              

WHEN: Dec 9, at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION:
$10 cover. $20 food/drink minimum.

Join Kevin James Logan and some of the Baltimore area's brightest talent for an evening of your favorite holiday music from stage and screen.